Have you already enjoyed the benefits of Yoga, then our Level 2 classes could be right for you.
Level 1/2 and Level 2 students are regularly attending classes and generally have six months minimum experience.
Level 2 classes utilise a rotational weekly practice of the five major groups of postures, these are; standing poses, forward bends/twists, backbends, inversions and restorative sequences, balancing’s and/or miscellaneous. Restorative and Pranayama practices (the yogic art of breathing) are part of our cycle of practices.
You don’t have to be able to do all postures, but rather you begin to engage wholly in the asana practice to see directly in to the experience and interact with the mind, body and senses, exploring what options to take and adjusting to build an intelligent and balanced practice. Practice is developed with an alert and quiet mind. Initially a fragmented mind, is overcome by the applications of practice.
This practice grows out of the preliminary postures, that are returned to daily by even advanced practitioners. The practice is progressive in nature, engaging wholly, ones concentration, stamina, study, and inner resources.
Progressing your practice
At this level students are attending regularly each week, either one or two classes and show interest in home practice. They show readiness to develop the range of postures and improve core strength. Benefits of home practice are in the regulation of what you explore for yourself in your own time.
Classes include teaching the foundations and the progression of headstand and shoulderstand. These inversions are emotionally balancing and strengthening and are a balance to the more active poses.
Level 1/2 & Level 2 Class Times
Monday 7:15pm, Wednesday 6:30pm, Thursday 9:30am, Saturday 8:00am
Level 1/2 and Level 2 classes can be booked by purchasing a Membership or Class Pass. Please visit the Passes page with button below, for your choice of pass.
Classes are ongoing and are a regular part of the timetable.
“We start Yoga and do Yoga for lots of reasons but at its core it’s a disciplined practice to understand the nature of consciousness. In the process we get a better understanding of ourselves our behaviours, our relationships, our lives.” (‘Yoga Sadhana – a guide for sadhakas and teachers’ Yoga Mandir)
“For the past 6 years I have had the privilege of being a yoga student under the tuition of Loretta and I have found Iyengar Yoga particularly suits my needs.
The moment to moment instruction offered, helps guide my focus and awareness through all aspects of each asana and thus entrainment and a deeper connection happens over time. Gradually I have learnt to feel very present with the practice, with myself and with the teacher.
I am 66 years of age and have problems and some pain with my lower back but have recently committed to 2 practice sessions a week to further strengthen my body and calm my emotions.
I feel confident that more yoga, practiced gently and with awareness, the helpful use of props and Loretta’s guidance will be a good thing rather than choosing to do less for fear of further hurting my back.
In fact, committing to two sessions a week has subtly reinforced a respect for myself for having made the choice.”
– Rose W.